Actor Ôkawa Hashizô I as Nikki Danjô, from the series Glorious Martial Arts Tales (Budô meiyo den)

「武道名誉伝」 「仁木だん正」 初代大川橋蔵

Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 8th month
Artist Gochôtei Sadamasu I (Kunimasu) (Japanese, active 1834–1852)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 104; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #157


Vertical chûban; 24.9 x 17.5 cm (9 13/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink, color and metallic pigment on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Play: Azuma Miyage Date no Hinagata (A Souvenir of Edo and Model for Dandies)
Theater: Naka


Ichijutei Kunimasu ga


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)

[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection